Unidentified peripheral in Tektronix PDP-11/20 system
bobsmithofd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 09:20:09 CST 2020
Link to paragraph or two in a book citing the 3260 as a test system
for military requirements related to commercial devices.
On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 7:48 AM Bob Rosenbloom via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 1/25/2020 5:46 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> > I was idly browsing some old electronics magazines on archive.org and saw this
> > Tektronix testing system from 1972 that clearly has an 11/20 and TU-56. Just curious
> > as to what the piece of gear is sandwiched between the two. It sort of looks like a
> > paper tape reader, but for the two white buttons or whatever they are at the lower right
> > and the white bit at top right.
> > It seems to be in a DEC bezel(?) It doesn't seem to match the bespoke Tek gear at right
> > which looks quite different. I'm guessing it really is just a paper tape reader.
> > http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/4173/Tektronix_S-3260_automated_test_system_PDP-11_20_Electronic_Design_23Nov1972_reduced.png
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Steve
> The top right unit is a Tektronix branded Remex paper tape reader/punch,
> I have one.
> The system is supposed to have a disk drive, possibly the middle unit is
> part of one?
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